Urban Themes

[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:07
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 21 September 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat DUTY STATION: Home-based with missions as required FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Evaluation of the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) Strategy, 2013-2017 DURATION: Total 6 weeks from October to November 2017 CLOSING DATE: 29 September 2017 BACKGROUNDUN-Habitat is the United... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:03
CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTIssued on: 21 September 2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT DUTY STATION: HOME BASED FUNCTIONAL TITLE: CONSULTANT DURATION: ONE MONTH CLOSING DATE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 BACKGROUND United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is looking for an external consultant(s) to carry out an evaluation of UN-Habitat-HIVOS Partner Contract... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:01
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                                                 Issued on: 21/09/2017 ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION UN-Habitat, Somalia Programme DUTY STATION Home based with travel to Kismayo and Baidao FUNCTIONAL TITLE Framework for Property Taxation CONTRACT TYPE Consultancy POST DURATION 35... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:39
Sometimes, in the not too distant future, one million humans will be living in the Mars Valley (Mawrth Vallis) on planet Mars. HP mars mission is to conceptualize and then design the urban areas supporting these future Martians; the homes, buildings, shelters, school buses, bicycles, cars, public transportation systems, ski resorts, shopping malls, and more. Inspired by your visions and designs... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:23
Location: New York or London, Multiple Countries Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Executive ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is a new organization dedicated to helping cities be better prepared for and quickly rebound from 21st century shocks and stresses. Selected from an international competition, 100 Resilient Cities works with 100... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:54
The concept of Smart Cities offers the promise of urban hubs leveraging connected technologies to become increasingly prosperous, safe, healthy, resilient, and clean. What may not be obvious in achieving these objectives is that many already-existing utility assets can serve as the foundation for a Smart City transition. The following is a broad discussion on the areas of overlap between... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:48
These small things can make a big impact Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the news, however, and you’ll find a laundry list of transportation nightmares: subway systems in a state of emergency, declining ridership in our biggest metro areas, and ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:19
Cities don't usually pop up out of nowhere. For centuries, urban areas grew in incremental steps as populations blossomed and the economic climate steadily got better. That's changing. Speculative urbanization refers to the phenomenon where developments form at a rapid rate — not in response to demand, but in anticipation of it. In places like China and India, suburban housing compounds, vanity... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:45
Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product. Many analysts and policymakers think this trend is here to stay. The rise of big data analytics and mobile technology should spur development, they assert, transforming... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 16:17
In January 2016, Google established an engineering hub in Singapore to develop software for its Android operating system. In doing so, the company created 1000 jobs and spent an estimated $1.1bn. Google’s Singapore operation is an example of the billions in foreign direct investment (FDI) that flow into the Asia-Pacific region every year. Indeed, the region accounted for more than 30% of... Read more

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